Manassas City Police Department

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Manassas City Police Department
Abbreviation MCPD
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Agency overview
Employees 122
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Manassas in the state of Virginia, USA
Map of Manassas City Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 10 square miles (26 km2)
Population 37,821
Governing body City
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Manassas, Virginia
Police Officers 90
Civilians 32
Agency executive Douglas W. Keen, Chief of Police
Stations 1
Boats 1
Narcotic/Patrol K9s 2
Manassas City Official Website - Police Department
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Manassas City Police Department (MCPD) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing 37,821 people living in City of Manassas, VA. Located at 9518 Fairview Avenue, the Manassas City Police Department serves a jurisdiction of approximately 10.0 square miles (26 km2). In 2008, the department employed 90 sworn police officers, 12 unsworn police officers.[1] On July 9, 2014, Manassas City Police Department became newsworthy after a local teenager sent explicit photos of herself to her then boyfriend (age 17) who in return sent explicit video of himself to the teen. When the female teenager's mother complained, the MCPD officials chose to create some of their own child-porn in order to investigate a case of "child porn". MCPD held a warrant to chemically induce an erection in the boy and photograph the boy's penis purportedly to compare/measure it with help from a special "Homeland Security software" according to MCPD Detective David E. Abbott.[2][3][4]


The chief of police is Douglas W. Keen. The MCPD is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).[5]

Administrative Services[edit]

Captain Tina P. Laguna, Division Commander

The Administrative Services division consists sworn personnel and support staff. Functions of the Police Department that fall under this section are:

  • Budget Process/Grant Management
  • Emergency Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Property/Evidentiary
  • Records
  • Recruitment/Hiring
  • Training

Patrol Services Division[edit]

Captain Carl Crawford, Division Commander

The Patrol Services Division consists of a team of sworn police officers and support personnel whose function is to provide round-the-clock police services to the City of Manassas and provide the first line of protection in the homeland security efforts. Functions and specialties within the division include:

  • Auxiliary Police Section
  • Bicycle Unit
  • Canine Unit (Narcotics and Explosives)
  • Civil Defense Unit (CDU)
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • ESU (SWAT) Team
  • Honor Guard
  • Motor Squad
  • Motor Carrier Safety Unit
  • Parking Enforcement
  • SCUBA Team
  • School Crossing Guards
  • Special Problems Unit (SPU)

Investigative Services Division[edit]

Captain Carl Crawford, Division Commander

The Investigative Services Division consists of a team of detectives, officers and support personnel whose function is to investigate incidents and criminal reports to lead to the identification and apprehension of criminal offenders. Functions and specialties within the division include:

  • Crimes against persons
  • Gang Task Force
  • Property crimes
  • Vice/narcotics
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
  • Crime prevention
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Public information officer
  • School resource officers

Animal Control Services Division[edit]

Sergeant Chris Perry, Chief Animal Control Officer

  • Operates/manages the animal shelter and adoption services for unwanted, stray, and homeless animals
  • Achieves compliance of animal care and control ordinances
  • Assists citizens with proper tools and information for pet owners
  • Respond to investigate reports of animal abuse, neglect, nuisance animals, dangerous animals, & bites from domestic animals and wildlife
  • Maintains a lost and found data file
  • Issues dog licenses
  • Respond accordingly to wildlife complaints

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Manassas Police Department, 1 officer has died in the line of duty.[6]

Officer Date of Death Details
Sergeant John D. Conner III
Monday, July 25, 1988

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